4 bedroom detached house for sale

Tigh-Na-Geald, Ballater Road, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34

Offers Over £720,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Edwardian Home
  • Award Winning 2 Bed Coach House
  • Multi-generational living opportunity
  • Commercial Income Opportunity
  • Uninterrupted south views
  • 2 circular driveways
  • Town in Royal Deeside
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Edwardian home combined with awarding winning 2 bed coach house with uninterrupted views to the south.

Location

Tigh-Na-Geald is situated within walking distance of Aboyne’s local shops, the pub, golf course, schools and the health centre, and is on the main bus route between Braemar and Aberdeen.

Aboyne is an attractive small Victorian town in Royal Deeside and the main centre for this rural district. There is a supermarket, top class academy and primary schools and an excellent community centre providing theatre/cinema, full size swimming pool, badminton courts, library and gym. The town also has a health centre with five resident doctors, weekly optometrist and audiometric clinics and a cottage hospital.

The local council snow base is close by ensuring that Aboyne's roads and pathways are always clear even in heavy snowfalls as well as the main routes to all important centres.

Aboyne is just 30 miles from the oil industry centre of Aberdeen giving an easy, traffic free journey of around 45 minutes to the city centre or airport.

Aberdeen International Airport has at least eight flights daily to London and operates routes to many other destinations including Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt. The mainline railway runs five daily express services to London as well as regular services to other parts of the country and an excellent overnight sleeper service to London.

Description

The property is to be sold either in two lots or as a whole.

Lot 1 - The main detached Edwardian house of Tigh-Na-Geald.

Lot 2 - The award winning detached 2 bed Coach House within the grounds.

Description Lot 1
This fine Edwardian house built of local pink and grey granite has been much sought after for many years and is at last on the market. The current owners are reluctantly selling after 30 years of occupation. It was built in 1901 by a Scot who had made his fortune in the cotton trade and wanted to display his new-found wealth to Royal Deeside, a place that had been made fashionable by Queen Victoria.

The property has been fully modernised for comfortable living, for use as a superb family home or as a bed and breakfast business or both. It is set back from the road in generous secluded grounds with lawns and flower beds to the front and rear and woodland sheltering it from the road. A wide sweeping circular driveway serves the front door between the lawns and shrubs with ample guest parking. There is a separate driveway to the service door at the back of the house.

Accommodation
The house has three reception rooms, all south facing - a large dining room with a bay window, a beautifully proportioned drawing room which has French windows opening onto the lawns and a sitting room / study taking in the morning sun with views over the village green.

The kitchen is a large family farmhouse kitchen, with pine cupboards and fittings and is divided by a counter into cooking and eating or living areas. It has an Aga in racing green, plus a built in electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine and extra large fridge. There is a walk-in larder off the kitchen.

Behind the kitchen are two further rooms (formerly the local GP’s surgery and patients' waiting room). One is currently used as a further larder, storage room and wine cellar and the other is used as an office and 'snug'. Completing the ground floor, beneath the stairs is the pine lined WC with wash basin.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms, and a separate shower room. Two of the bedrooms have French style windows which open out onto a balcony while the other two bedrooms feature large bay windows. All the bedrooms are south facing with views over the green to the hills beyond. There is a heated linen cupboard on the landing.


Description Lot 2 – The Coach House at Tigh-Na-Geald
The village doctor used to keep his pony and trap in the grounds of Tigh na Geald, in a purpose built Coach House with hay loft, tack rooms and accommodation for a pony boy. This has been tastefully converted by a local architect into an award winning cottage. The Coach House has private access to the main road and can be separated easily from the main house. If the property were to remain combined with the main house it could potentially provide owners' quarters while running the main house as a B&B, provide an ideal 'granny flat' or grandchildren / teenagers retreat, or generate an income for the owners as a letting property.

Accommodation
The accommodation offers two double bedrooms, bathroom with shower and bathtub and a large open plan dining kitchen and sitting room. The kitchen is fully fitted with dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer. There are French windows leading from the sitting room onto a south facing, sandstone patio.

Above the bedrooms is the hay loft converted into a useful storage area with access from the high level barn door or through a hatch and folding stair from one of the bedrooms.

Square Footage: 3,216 sq ft
Acreage: 1.18 Acres

Directions

From the east (Aberdeen) side enter Aboyne on the A93 and when you reach to the pedestrian traffic lights between the shops and the village hall, look up to your right and Tigh-Na-Geald is the second house along set back from the road and overlooking the village green.

If you are coming from the west (Braemar) side enter Aboyne on the A93 with houses and buildings left and right and continue until you see it starting to open out at a road junction as the village green appears on the right side. Tigh-Na-Geald is then immediately on your left.

The house name is engraved on the gate post.

Additional Info

History
Tigh-Na-Geald acquired the nickname of No 1 Aboyne from its imposing position on a small hill in the heart of Aboyne overlooking the village green – and it faces south with uninterrupted views to the hills beyond.


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